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Recalls: STIHL yard power products, pool and spa drain covers, more

STIHL yard power products

Company: STIHL Inc.

Quantity: 2.3 million.

Why? The level of ethanol and other fuel additives can distort the fuel cap, allowing fuel to spill, posing a fire and burn hazard.

What models? Various STIHL yard power tools. For specifics, please visit www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11226.html.

Where sold? Various stores from July 2002-May 2011.

What to do? Call STIHL toll-free at 1-800-233-4729, visit www.stihlusa.com or e-mail stihlrecall@stihl.us.

Pool and spa drain covers

Companies: A&A Manufacturing; AquaStar Pool Products Inc.; Color Match Pool Fittings; Custom Molded Products; Hayward Pool Products; Pentair Water Pool and Spa; Rising Dragon USA; Waterway Plastics; Lawson Aquatics; and Paramount Pool & Spa Systems.

Quantity: More than 1 million.

Why? The recalled drain covers were incorrectly rated to handle the flow of water through the cover, which could pose a possible entrapment hazard to swimmers.

What models? See the following websites for brands and model details: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11230.html; www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11740.html; and www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11739.html.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the drain cover recall hotline toll-free at 1-866-478-3521 or visit www.apsp.org/draincoverrecall. Call Waterway toll-free at 1-866-719-6044 or visit www.waterwayplastics.com. Call Lawson toll-free at 1-800-897-6160 or Paramount toll-free at 1-800-621-5886.

General Electric food processors

Company: Walmart Stores Inc.

Quantity: 255,000.

Why? The safety interlock system on the recalled food processor can fail, allowing its operation without the lid secured. That's a laceration hazard. Also, the product can emit smoke, or catch fire, posing a fire hazard.

What models? The GE-branded digital, 14-cup food processors, which are black with stainless steel trim and model number 169203 is imprinted on the underside of the unit.

Where sold? Walmart and Walmart.com from September 2009-February 2011.

What to do? Call Walmart toll-free at 1-877-207-0923 or visit www.walmartstores.com/recalls.

HP, Compaq lithium-ion laptop batteries

Company: Hewlett-Packard Co.

Quantity: 162,600. This is an expansion of a previous recall.

Why? The recalled lithium-ion batteries can overheat and rupture, posing fire and burn hazards.

What models? HP and Compaq notebook computers. For the full list of models, please see www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11234.html.

Where sold? Various stores and online from July 2007-July 2008.

What to do? Call HP toll-free at 1-888-202-4320 or visit www.hp.com/support/BatteryReplacement.

Zooper strollers

Company: Lan Enterprises LLC.

Quantity: 2,300.

Why? The opening between the armrest bar/snack tray and seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infant's body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children when a child is not harnessed.

What models? Zooper strollers sold with an optional use snack tray and armrest bar. For the full list of models, please see www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11225.html.

Where sold? Various stores and online from May 2009-May 2011.

What to do? Call Zooper toll-free at 1-888-966-7379 or visit www.zooper.com or http://zooper.com/Zooper/Customer/Safety_Recall/2010_and_2011_armrest_bar.asp.

Slim Xtreme herbal slimming capsule

Company: Globe All Wellness LLC.

Quantity: All lots.

Why? The product contains an undeclared drug ingredient, sibutramine. which is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke.

What models? Slim Xtreme Herbal Slimming Capsule with 30 capsules in the bottle.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company at 1-954-922-1133.

Full-face bicycle helmets

Company: Bell Sports.

Quantity: 31,100.

Why? The plastic buckle that connects the chin straps can fail, causing the helmet to come off the wearer's head.

What models? Bell Exodus full-face helmets with a plastic buckle on the chinstrap, an angled visor and were sold in youth size. The color and model numbers: Orange/gray/black, 1003825/035011898025; and the blue/gray/gold/white/black, 1006714/035011917719.

Where sold? Walmart and Amazon.com from August 2009-March 2011.

What to do? Call Bell Sports toll-free at 1-866-892-6059, e-mail answer_desk@bellsports.com or visit www.bellsports.com.

Feline chicken, salmon formula pet foods

Company: Primal Pet Foods.

Quantity: All.

Why? The product may be contaminated with salmonella, which can have serious effects on humans and animals.

What models? Feline Chicken & Salmon Formula with a best-by date code of 043112-17 packaged in a 4-pound bag of chicken and salmon nuggets, UPC #8 95135 00025 0.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-866-566-4652.

Model helicopters

Company: Horizon Hobby Inc.

Quantity: 16,600.

Why? The main blade grips and main rotor blades can release from the main rotor head, posing an impact and laceration hazard.

What models? Blade ultra-micro indoor/outdoor helicopters have red and blue canopies with the name "Blade mCP X" printed on both sides. The model numbers are printed on the underside of the products' boxes with the bar code. The following are recalled: Bind-N-Fly Helicopter Length, 9.65 inches, model BLH3580; Ready to Fly Helicopter (transmitter included), 9.65 inches, BLH3500; and Main Blade Grips with Bearings (replacement part) Rotor Diameter, 0.6 inches, BLH3514.

Where sold? Various stores in March.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-877-504-0233 or visit www.bladehelis.com/MCPX.

Recalls: STIHL yard power products, pool and spa drain covers, more 05/31/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 1:57pm]

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